Thursday, April 17, 2008

the story of trash - american style

Tonight I went to a screening of the documentary Trashed.
“Trashed” is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture…the disposal of what our society defines as “waste.” It is an issue influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times humorous, but deeply poignant, “Trashed” examines the American waste stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.

Similar to The Inconvenient truth, it left me with mixed emotions - between depressed and wondering where the hope is, to completely motivated that each of us making the the smallest changes can make a really big difference. I highly recommend this film. Check out the website here.

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